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Good examples of interactive maps and associated technologies?

The display of maps and data within an interactive framework is becoming more prevalent online. I'm thinking beyond merely the ability to pan/zoom/control layers, but more along the lines of ...
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How to best model GPS tracks for storage, visualization and analysis?

I am thinking about writing software to deal with GPS Tracks and Waypoints (mostly storing, displaying and calculating metrics such as speed, grade, and some simple statistics). I wonder what should ...
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Algorithm to compile Lisiecki stack? (5MM-yr Temperature Record)

I have obtained the Lisiecki stack data from www.lorraine-lisiecki.com/stack.html How do I convert the d18O measurement into a figure for average surface temperature? What is the best algorithm? I ...
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Clima data for Germany / Europe

i'm looking for a raster-dataset with a maximal spatial resolution of 2,5 arc-minutes covering germany basically for the absolute minimum and absolute maximum temperature (no averaged values!). any ...
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European Mountains Shapefile Data Sources

I am trying to locate a GIS freely downloadable shapefile (preferably polygon) of European main mountain chains (not an elevation data), eg Alps, Carpathian Mountains. I tried variuos sources , ...
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Raster Data set Size on Disc (ArcGIS)

I have just converted a vector dataset of census tracts into a raster data set for an assignment. I can see the uncompressed size of the dataset in layer properties dialog box. But the assignment ...
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Census Demographic Data from DMA ID

How can I go about finding demographic data by DMA ID? Is there a data file I can download from somewhere that I can use to import into my web application?
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Common GIS data sources for developing nations. Where to start?

Not all countries have the benefit of funding/technologies for developing GIS data stores. I'm looking for a list of common GIS data sources that should be investigated when trying to build a good ...
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Is there a way to convert multiple columns at once from string to text, or to other data formats?

I have multiple data fields that need to be converted from string to text files. When I save them as "text" in excel or open office, they still load up as string files in QGIS. How can I convert more ...
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Does the Load Data function in ArcCatalog automatically re-project the data?

If I have a feature class within a dataset in one coordinate system and using the Load Data function, load that data into a feature class of a different dataset that's in a different coordinate system ...
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GDB maintenance of muliple editors without ArcSDE

I'm working with ArcGIS 10.1 SP1. I have finished 18 months of collecting data and digitization and built an impressive GDB with a lot of tables, relationship classes and 100 feature classes. Now i ...
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Indian city points and village boundaries

I am looking for Indian city/village points and village/Taluk boundaries for India. A perfect example what I am looking for is here for the State of Haryan, produce by Haryana Space Applications ...
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Exchange Boundaries and Wire Centers in France and Germany

I am attempting to find a shapefile of wire center service areas / telephone exchanges in France and Germany. Ideally, a point file showing the location of the actual equipment, coupled with a ...
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How do I filter unique values using a definition query on a File Geodatabase?

Is there a way to filter unique values only from a column in ArcMap using definition query? i.e to use a Definition Query to filter out just those values which occur only once. In a Personal ...
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spatial and spatiotemporal analyses

I have a dataset that consists of 247 mosquito traps placed in fixed positions and sampled weekly for 23 weeks. I also have dengue disease incidence data (indexed to home address) during the same time ...
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Best source for high-resolution satellite images free/low-cost?

I am doing a household survey in Kenya, and I need to ensure that my survey team visits every house within a given area. I've been going to google maps and right-clicking on roofs to get coordinates ...
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Oceans Baseline Data

I am working on a volunteer project and we are in desperate need of a baseline layer. I have been unable to find it anywhere (there are plenty of shoreline and coastline layers out there) does anyone ...
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How to properly assign spatial reference to converted AutoCAD data?

I know this is a frequent problem, I myself confronted with this problem many times, yet somehow each Autocad dataset I received is different (although they're from the same area). To some data, the ...
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Any Piri Reis shapefiles?

Incredible claims have been made about a map named after its creator (Piri Reis). I was looking into digitizing the map and overlaying it with a modern map of the world, specifically the east coast ...
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NYC Building Perimeter Shapefile after 2011

I've been using the following NYC building perimeter shapefile from the DOTT for some work. This file however dates back to 2010. Is there a newer one available, and if so where? I have found this ...
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severe thunderstorms warnings dataset for europe

I'm looking at the possibility of using georef data on historic thunderstorms alerts. Does anyone know of a good (free ) source for this information? Thanks in advance
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Where can I get Beijing GIS data?

I was meandering so many places to find GIS data for Beijing. but it seems like I cannot get to any of useful resources. At least I got road, water shape files and outline of beijing city. ...
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What sources of granular wind data over the continental US are available?

I am looking for publicly or commercially available wind data at altitudes ranging from 0 feet to 40,000 feet over the continental United States. Which data sources should I look at? Which one is ...
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TMS or WMS source(s) for DEM data tiles?

I'm spinning my wheels trying to find an existing, free source for TMS or WMS elevation data that doesn't involve a long-winded clickabout or an emailed url. This question has a similar purpose, but ...
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Where can I find municipal-level administrative boundary data for India?

Does anyone know how to find a shapefile with boundaries of Indian municipalities? I have tehsil boundaries as for year 2001, but I would like boundaries of municipalities. Ideally, also historic ...
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Where can I buy detailed (ideally 1:2000 or up to 1:10,000) maps of Russia?

I have a project in the Caucasus region and I'm having bureaucratic difficulties getting a decent map for it. I wonder what is in the public domain?
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Geospatial Tools for SketchUp

I was wondering if anyone knows of geospatial tools that work in SketchUp? I know if GeoSketch, which allows a user to import ortho imagery, DEMs, shapefiles and GPS enabled photographs into SketchUp ...
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network coverage for mobile phones - europe

I am looking for GIS data with the network coverage (mobile phones). Something like the layer shown in the cell mapper website where I can select different countries and all the providers to export a ...
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Forest Coverage - European free GIS datasets

Where can I find GIS data for the Forest coverage for the entire Europe? Is there such a product available for free? I am looking for raster or vector (polygons) with the information of the % of ...
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Are the public domain vehicle tracks available?

I'm looking for recorded vehicle tracks that can be replayed to (load) test my application. Is there such data available? Best would be a european data basis but everything else would do the job as ...
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Why is QGIS reading in my CSV numeric data as string data, and how do I change it? [duplicate]

QGIS keeps reading in my numeric data from .csv files as string data. This means I have to figure out how to read it in with the proper data type, or convert it back to numeric inside of QGIS, ...
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Why is it so hard to download only a part of OSM data by attribute tag?

Is there any online service that allows to download only one thematic layer of the OSM data for a specific geographic region? For example all objects related to vegetation (trees, grassland,...), but ...
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Polygons for postcodes in Spain

Is there a source (free or paid) for polygons of border coordinates for spanish postcodes? Google show this borders in google maps, but doesn't provide them.
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export 3D data dxf file

I'm trying to export a DXF file from Qgis1.8.0 Lisboa and can not have a 3Dfile in Autocad! Or micristation. It results always in 2D file. How can I export height data from a shape file in Qgis? ...
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Where can I get public transportation locations for USA

I am trying to find a list of all public transportation/transit locations like subway stations, airports, bus terminals and bus stops for USA. Only major transit locations are required, rural bus ...
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How to read this data file and convert it to raster format for analysis?

I am trying to introduce the 5 degree dataset from here http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/precip/ (it is the first link). And once I introduce it to GIS to use it as a raster input to calculate zonal ...
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Where can I find annual temperature & relative humidity data of every town in India?

Need the historical data of temperature & relative humidity of a place called Bhiwadi in Rajasthan state of India
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Is there a source for leaf-off aerial imagery?

I am looking for leaf-off imagery for Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. 1m leaf-off imagery would be ideal, although any substitute would be helpful. I need fairly high resolution imagery to distinguish ...
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Which map provider offers information about restriction maneuvers for Venezuela?

I need to add turn restriction to my application. However, my map provider (Navteq) don't have this one for Venezuela and other countries.What other map provider could have this information?
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Where can I download Southern California Interstate Highway System in a Shapefile?

Does anybody know where I can download the Interstate highway system (as a shapefile) for Southern California (the area around San Diego in particular)? Thanks, in advance!
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Natural Earth: How to get the position of all provinces that belong to a state

This question is about Natural earth 1:10 states and provinces.shp file. I'm using ogr2ogr and want to know the name of the id i need to pass . In purpose of pulling out the right states regions. ...
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Where to find Data with site that have hazardous, toxic or radioactive substances?

Does anybody know where to find data that lists the location of sites that have hazardous, toxic or radioactive substances? I'm working on a HUD project and need to be able to find out if sites for ...
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Convert large amount of County names to FIPS in excel file?

Is their a way (other than manual) to convert a large data set with county names to their respective FIPS code?
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How to efficiently (programmatically) determine whether two datasets have / don't have identical content?

Given: a geodatabase A that contains 100 datasets named a1 .. a100 a geodatabase B that contains 100 datasets named b1 .. b100 I want to programmatically (*) determine for each dataset pair (ai, ...
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Where/how can I find/buy/make building footprints for Kent County, MI (Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, etc)?

I'm in big trouble and need help. I'm really hoping someone in the Stack Exchange community is feeling particularly helpful and will go the extra mile for me. I'll owe you one in whatever medium you ...
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Custom python datasource to QGIS

I'm working on a homebrew spatial feature data format, and using Python to write it's API. It occoured to me that use some tool like QGIS to display my data would be very nice to have, for debug/test ...
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Searching for LANDSAT for the state of New Mexico

I am looking for a website that allows me to download free LANDSAT for all of the State of New Mexico. I need them to perform my work on RUSLE and need LANDSAT for c factor. Does anyone suggest of a ...
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Where can I find GIS Data for Environmental Constraints for Hawaii?

I am looking for all the types of environmental constraints in shapefile format for Hawaii. Is there any environmental agency website or other source where I could find it? Any kind of help would be ...
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Looking for a sample dataset of international addresses

I need a test dataset of 100 addresses in each country's local langauge. This is approximately 10,000 addresses. The don't need to be geocoded or resolved to address components. For example, 1 ...
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World territorial units for statistics

My current assignment required to do research and produce world territorial units for statistics. In Europe it easy thanks to Eurostat. Even non-commercial GIS data is also available here. Now ...